Jerry Nadler isn’t amused.
On Thursday morning, we assured readers that Nadler wasn’t going to be satisfied with the redacted Mueller report, and over the past week, we’ve variously suggested that in the event the report contained anything that even remotely suggested William Barr had mischaracterized Trump’s conduct as described by the special counsel, that House Democrats would immediately pounce.
Suffice to say the Mueller report contained voluminous evidence to support an obstruction case and, importantly, that is not a partisan assessment.
For the first time ever, you can simply read the damn thing for yourself. Or, if you like, you can read our handy summary which is (by and large, anyway) devoid of subjective editorializing.
In light of the myriad ways Mueller says Trump acted to undercut the investigation and in keeping with a long-standing promise to subpoena the full report and the underlying evidence, Nadler went on the offensive Thursday afternoon.
After reiterating that he’ll “issue a subpoena for the full report and the underlying materials”, Nadler delivered a series of scathing (if matter-of-fact) remarks including the following comments which begin with Jerry saying the report “contains disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice”.
As you can see, Nadler says the nation needs to hear directly from Mueller because, quote, “we clearly can’t believe what Attorney General Barr tells us”.
Asked whether impeachment is on the table, Jerry said “that’s one possibility”.
Nadler’s committee would of course oversee any impeachment proceedings. Jerry said Thursday that the special counsel report was “probably written with the intent of providing Congress with a road map.”
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